Discussion in 'Tunisian News & Current Events' started by Gorgeous, Jan 5, 2018.
TUI travel have started promoting 3 hotels in Sousse for holidays this year.
I saw that and hundreds of comments from people saying they can’t wait to go back. Short memories.... carnage on the beach.
Only 3? In other countries there are dozens on offer especially for families !!!!!!!!!
They are being cautious. Can you even imagine what their corporate insurance has cost them, assisting innocent customers to a country where their last innocent customers were murdered in cold blood! TUI should hang their heads in shame!
Everything has gone up in price: Food, drink, internet, phones, clothes, toiletries, housing, petrol, bills etc....but clearly violence is the solution!
And how ironic that the end of that report has an advert for tourism!
I really must look into get my relaxing, stress free, peaceful holiday to Tunisia booked. It's safe, folks!
It is beyond me why anybody would risk going there: violent street riots across the country, thousands of jihadists...and rats....scamming prostitute rats!! Oh well....each to their own
and the rats still want us to come! We are not that dumb! To hell with the travel agencies!
Some are Victims will also tell us it is safe. Truth be told, when I lived there... I thought I was safe!!
It was only after I left that I really started paying attention
Keep putting it out there; your story. Many of us including me have been stopped in our tracks from having to go there to endure the nightmare you experienced. And I thank you for that....
Tis not so easy to convince victims in the Amiga stage that her man is not different....and it's painfully frustrating when it's so obvious! We'll never give up trying though
It's on the French news too, including videos. How long before military rule returns?
Really encouraging to see it on BBC news, at least people will be aware.
Those rats will be getting desperate now
This link is more descriptive of individual acts of violence:
In Sousse...they are attacking the train:
And in Ezzahra, Tunis....a five minute walk from where I lived to this Monoprix shop!
I bought all my toiletries etc in there regularly.
Tunisia shoots itself in the foot.
Seems a bit bizarre to see these two reports next to each other in the news They kinda contradict each other.
State of Emergency extended again:
I guess it's connected to this:
And this, which I've mentioned a few times and got shot down for....terrorist funding:
Yet Thomas Cook and TUI claim people are booking well....do these people not read the news?
Thank God I had the sense to refuse to take my kids there....it's a boiling pot!
I find it really odd that people want to go there on holiday and somehow disrespectful to the 38 people who were murdered there. I can’t imagine wanting to sit on a beach which was drenched in blood. With a population of 11million and it’s close proximity to Libya and Algeria and the ever increasing rise in Jihadists I can think of much safer and more tolerant places to visit. The food may be cheap but so is life there it seems.
I can understand your point but people are still visiting Paris, London, Manchester and other places that have been victim to terror attacks. Unfortunately life does go on and you cant live in the past. There Jihadists are everywhere and we cant avoid them
They are, I do agree, but Tunisia is swarming with returning ISIS members and now Al Qaida are also trying to build up there.
Our security forces are better equipped to deal with potential threats, and though I can appreciate Tunisia is getting foreign support, it's not enough to cope with the size of the problem.
I would never relax on a Tunisian beach, I am too aware of the depth of the problem, and the fact that they have extended the State of Emergency again tells me the officials are too. They would not have wanted to extend it knowing the tourist industry is picking up again.
The saying 'safety in numbers' is not true in Tunisia. As a lone English woman in my neck of the woods, I felt relatively safe....but were I surrounded by hundreds of tourists there....I would be frightened.
Our government had to put the ban in place, I can understand why they did that, but unfortunately....I fear that now leaves us as sitting ducks, the golden target for media attention hungry terrorists.
The state of emergency has been in force since the revolution and doesnt really connect to the attacks. More potential attacks are being unfolded in the UK and arrests made too. Myself personally i fell safer in Sousse than i do in London.
Like you said theres been plenty of help from European and american security forces and if they wasnt satisfied the ban would'nt have been lifted.
Everyone has their own limit of safety they want to put themselves in, only time will tell if people come back. It will take a long time for new tourists to return but those who have visited before and enjoyed themselves will be a bit more forthcoming.
I thought the State of Emergency was put in place after Sousse? Then extended after the attack on the Presidential Guards
All the media reports say that, plus I was sat on the beach listening to the lengthy broadcast played loudly on speakers.
I don't feel safe in London either
I enjoyed myself in Tunisia before rat and for the first year with him....but I'll never return, not only due to safety concerns, but also due to anger over the Tunisian Government doing nothing to deal with the mass male prostitute culture, that tarnishes their image and destroys innocent people.
It says after the attack on the Presidential Guards, but there was also something going on after Sousse, hence the very long radio broadcast.
There were also curfews put in place both times where I was (Tunis).....as if life in the village from hell wasn't boring enough already, now even an evening walk was out of bounds!
Theres been a few curfews over the years, its great fun watching everyone rush home lol. The first SOE was in 2011 they just keep extending it. I think but not 100% sure that it was lifted briefly over time but only for a small amount of time.
smelly hotels.. sewage in the street.. rubbish everywhere.. people ripping u off... beady eyed rats ready to pounce.. to name but a few reasons to avoid the shithole completely
Difference is we have a very strong intelligence service unlike Tunisia AND our Police are not afraid to confront a terrorist unlike Tunisian Police - they let that terrorist rampage and only the hotel staff tried to stop him!
@beznessbitch you sum it up well.
On a random note - I got two missed calls from a number in Tunisia today, haven't even been there for years!
I'm going to Kos - far more civilised
My pal in Ireland had two calls from Tunisia this week, she’s got no connection there and never been but it’s become a call centre for unwanted redirected sales calls.